Apply for Technology Leadership and Entrepreneurship program

The first international Master's program where you can study with your team. Upon graduation, you will receive a Master of Science (MSc) degree by Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University. The duration of the program is 2 years.

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Our mission is to help to turn business ideas into successful technological startups and then into growing businesses. You are welcome to apply if you have an idea or just a dream to become an entrepreneur. You may apply with your dream team or find it during your study.

The program is presented by Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University, the best Russian University according to THE Impact Rankings 2020. It is conducted in English and is aimed at both foreign and Russian students.


We offer

Expert support instead of classical teaching, including access to business angels and investors.

Exchange semester with foreign university partners: Germany, Austria or Finland.

Tours to modern factories and research centers, support in participating in the Strascheg Award — Idea Competition.

Access to the global entrepreneurship network eBridge Alliance and courses provided by the Munich University of Applied Science partner universities.

It is full-time face-to-face 2 years program. In the first semester, it is planned to start in a remote format due to the concept of joint training with foreigners, whose arrival in full-time face-to-face format is still difficult under the epidemiological situation.

Teaching staff and visiting professors
Olaf Hauer
Olaf Hauer
International Master Coach working in Germany, Russia and China. Worked for BMW for 17 years. Optimized and implemented BMW global retail development program “Conquest Strategy”. Consultant of the following Russian companies: JTI, Sibur, Volvo, DBN Automotive Coaching & Consulting.
Dmitriy Gavrilov
Dmitriy Gavrilov
Production Logistics Association Director, member of APICS. Author and trainer of operational management programs APICS CPIM, CSCP, CLTD, SCOR-P; APICS Master Instructor. Science editor of “Production Management” series of books.
Klaus Sailer
Klaus Sailer
Professor of Entrepreneurship at Munich University of Applied Sciences and founder of the Russian-German Center of innovation and entrepreneurship “Polytech Strascheg” based in St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. Co-founder and board member of Social Entrepreneurship Academy. Representative of analytical center “Denkfabrik Gründerhochschulen”, as well as HEInnovate think tank.
You will study
1 semester
Venture campus group project (Global Entrepreneurship)
Entrepreneurial thinking and competences
Entrepreneurial competencies development
Leadership, communication skills and teambuilding
Project management in knowledge-intensive production
Technologies of the future and opportunities recognition
Opportunities recognition and ideation of technology ventute
The markets and technologies of the future
Organization of knowledge-intensive production
Real project (Internship)
2 semester
Commercializing advanced technology and innovation product management
High-tech product lifecycle management
Analytical methods of decision making and master research
Track choice No.1: Start-up practice (incl. acceleration program)
Design thinking and business models
Track choice No.1: Intrapreneurship
Innovation management and open innovations
Track choice No.2: New venture co-creation education (incl. acceleration program)
New venture business planning (Start-up practice)
Track choice No.2:Intrapreneurship
Existing business development Real Project (Internship)
3 semester
Track choice No.3: New venture co-creation education
Managing new venture growth and venture capital
Social and sustainable innovation
Entrepreneurial marketing
Track choice No.3: Intrapreneurship
Finance and venture capital
Innovation supply chain management
Marketing of innovations
Value creation, differentiation and sales
Educational foresight
International seminar - master research work
4 semester
Master thesis research
New venture co-creation education: Business plan (incl. empirical research)
Intrapreneurship: Consultancy project
International research: Technology entrepreneurship research with publication in international journals
Final assessment
You can find the overall program here
Successful students
You can learn more about our students and successful experiences they had while studying, as well as get further information about program opportunities.
Ilya Shabelnikov
Ilya Shabelnikov
Research engineer in “3D-Education” laboratory. Regional Resource Centers Coordinator for “Implementing Innovations in 3D-Education” project. A member of prizewinning team in the first all-Russian “Blue Ocean Strategy” competition for students, as well as in “Nastavnichestvo” 3D-technology contest in “Digital Prototype” category.
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Keira Drozdova
Keira Drozdova
Manager of Technology Projects and Entrepreneurship Development Center in SPbPU. Participated in launching “Cloud Quest” for the first-year students of SPbPU and acceleration program “TechNet Project”. Author of research articles and master’s thesis about startup development support at an international level.
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Vitaliy Sidorenko
Vitaliy Sidorenko
Head of Pilot Project Implementation Department in Kirovskiy Plant. Prizewinner in “Umnik” competition. Author of master`s thesis “Development of technology entrepreneurship and innovations as a part of industrial group”.
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Philip Zhuchkov
Philip Zhuchkov
CEO of ScanFace. Founder of General Engineering System. Speaker and mentor in Technology Leadership School. Prizewinner of “TechNet Project” and technology festival “MY.TECH”.
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Our environment
How to apply?

In 2020 we conduct an Open Selection to find the best applicants. It is a contest where you are able to win if you show leadership and entrepreneurship skills. The process is very straightforward — you will be able to see your ranking online and to assess your chances to win.

The contest consists of two parts. First, you apply individually and do activities that you like: complete online courses, solve business cases, review case solutions of other participants, test your knowledge, etc. After that, you are invited to join a team to solve bot-generated tasks within 24 hours. Team results contribute to 90% of your final score.

What’s new in the application process?
Skills matter. Instead of assessing academic knowledge, we give a chance to show creativity, leadership and teamwork.
You may apply together with your team, become winners and study together.
The process is identical for both Russian and foreign students.
It is not a "black box" any more. Your points are calculated within 24 hours and can be viewed in your profile at any time.
You are able to see other applicants and their ranking.
You’ll get any necessary support within 24 hours.
Documents are no more a core element of the application process. You may submit them at any time until the final day of the contest.
1 Step: June 22 - August 4
Fill out an application form, complete the admission tests and do other suggested activities. Get extra points and keep track of your rating.
2 Step: August 5
Get on an exciting trip with your team for the next 24 hours. Solve the tasks together and get an immediate feedback from the bot.
3 Step: August 6
Find yourself in the list of winners and wait for further instructions.
How to become a winner
Sign up until August 4 and get maximum points in Step 1. The more active you are, the more points you get.
Complete all tasks in Step 2. You and your team members will get the same amount of points for it.
If you have an equal amount of total points with another member, test results in Step 1 will prevail.
Read more about criteria
Benefits for winners
Up to 5 Russian applicants are invited to study free of charge. Other Russian applicants are invited to study at a fee of of 244 800 ₽ per year.
TOP 50% of foreign applicants are offered a 10% discount. Other foreign applicants are invited to study at a fee of 305 000 ₽ per year.
Take part in the Contest
Gain advantage by becoming a Master of Science.
Find a member for your future team and take a chance to start your project.
Have questions? Find answers in FAQ or contact us via our Contact center.